Akshay Kumar explains his first motivation for obtaining Canadian citizenship: ‘I gave 14 flops since my movies weren’t going well’

For quite a few years, Akshay Kumar had Canadian citizenship. He confronted backlash over it, and this year grew to become an Indian citizen. He has now spoken about the matter.

Actor Akshay Kumar, who previously had Canadian citizenship, has opened up about why he had opted for it in the first place. Akshay printed that he took the step due to the fact his movies ‘were no longer doing nicely at one time’ and he gave thirteen to 14 flops”. Akshay frequently confronted criticism over his Canadian citizenship. On Independence Day this year, the actor had introduced that he was once now an Indian citizen.

“I grew to become a Canadian due to the fact my videos had been no longer doing properly at one time and I gave thirteen to 14 flop films. At that time, my pal used to stay in Canada and he stated you come right here and we will work on something. My pal had provided me that we would do cargo enterprise together. I stated k my motion pictures are additionally no longer going properly and a character has to work, no remember the place he is. When I began residing in Toronto, I received a Canadian passport. In between that, two videos had been left for release. After the two films acquired launched it grew to become a massive superhit. I instructed him that I used to be going back. Then I acquired greater motion pictures and reached right here today. But I by no means notion humans received a preserve of it, it was once simply a tour document. I simply pay my taxes, and I am the perfect taxpayer.”

Speaking on getting Indian citizenship, he said, “For nine to 10 years I did not go there. It’s a very pleasant area and one of my first-class pals is there. I determined that I have to take my citizenship. It used to be simply a twist of fate that I had obtained a letter on fifteenth August that I had received citizenship. But it is no longer simply a passport, it is your mind, it is your heart, it is your soul that has to be Indian. What is the factor if I do have an Indian passport however my soul idea and coronary heart are now not Indian?”

Earlier, Akshay had shared a image of his reliable authorities documents, proving that he has subsequently obtained his Indian citizenship. “Dil aur citizenship, dono Hindustani (Heart and citizenship, each Indian). Happy Independence Day! Jai Hind,” Akshay had captioned the post.

Akshay has confronted a lot of criticism on social media systems for protecting Canadian citizenship in the past. In 2019, after receiving backlash for his Canadian citizenship, Akshay issued a announcement on his respectable social media account, pointing out that he does no longer apprehend the negativity round the subject.